Up to 700 barrels of oil spill in Ventura County; crews stop flow before it hits ocean

June 23, 2016 4:10 PM

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Ventura County firefighters have stopped hundreds of gallons of crude oil from flowing toward the ocean after a leak at Prince Barranca valley, officials said.

The leak was spotted about 5:30 a.m. in a pipeline in Hall Canyon and originally estimated to involve up to 5,000 barrels of crude, Ventura County Fire Department spokesman Mike Lindbery said. But that estimate was later reduced to 700 barrels.

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